Dr Paul Balcombe
MEng, PhD, CEng, MIChemE, FHEA


Research Group News

March 2024

Dr Paul Balcombe on DW Planet A's video

Dr Paul Balcombe discusses the climate risks of LNG on DW Planet A

28 March 2024

Dr Paul Balcombe, a SEMS Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy, studies emissions from supply chains and tries to find ways of reducing green house emissions and the use of fossil fuels whilst improving quality of life. He was invited to speak to DW news about Liquified Natural … [more]

Students get stuck in at Advanced Healthcare Limited

130 students go on industrial site visits during a successful Skills and Employability Week

27 March 2024

During the recent Skills and Employability Week, several groups of engineering students signed up for visits to various sites, including Thales Transportation, Southeast London Combined Heat and Power Plant (SELCHP), Advanced Healthcare Limited (AHL) and 3M. At Thales Transportation, students saw how they control the Hammersmith, Circle and Metropolitan line &… [more]

Professor Karin Hing discusses her research

A Night of Science and Engineering: Queen Mary showcases cutting-edge research and innovation

14 March 2024

On Thursday 29th February, Queen Mary’s faculty of Science and Engineering held its second annual Night of Engineering in the Octagon. The event brought together over 200 leading industry partners, researchers, academics, policymakers, and the public, for an evening of exploration, engagement, and celebration of Queen Mary's Faculty … [more]

Dr Paul Balcombe

Queen Mary University of London researcher receives UKRI funding for methane monitoring project

13 March 2024

Dr Paul Balcombe has secured £750,000 in funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) for his project on improving methane monitoring. Dr Balcombe, a Senior Lecturer in Chemical Engineering and Renewable Energy at Queen Mary University of London's School of Engineering and Materials Science, will lead the project titled '… [more]

February 2024

Large lettering spelling 'QMUL' on the green outside the Queen's Building

School of Engineering and Materials Science celebrates league table success

8 February 2024

The School of Engineering and Materials Science is celebrating a number of achievements in university league tables for 2024, across a range of subjects. Key successes include ranking as: 4th in the UK for Materials Technology (Complete University Guide 2024). 1st in the UK for graduate prospects in Materials Technology (Complete University … [more]

December 2023

SEMS staff recognised at the awards were from left to right: Paul, Sanaa, Wei and Irene all being congratulated by James Busfield.

SEMS Staff Recognised at the Annual Science and Engineering Faculty Celebration

13 December 2023

SEMS staff were recognised at the Annual Faculty of Science and Engineering Celebration on the 13th December 2023. Irene Prieto Reina was awarded the Professional Services Excellence Award. Wei Tan was awarded the Research Excellence Award. Sanaa Hafeez was awarded the Student Experience and Education Award. Paul Balcombe was awarded the … [more]

November 2023

Dr Paul Balcombe chats to Professor Tim Bale

Dr Paul Balcombe discusses his research in chemical engineering and renewable energy with Prof Tim Bale ahead of COP28

30 November 2023

In a new mini-interview series considering the question 'How can we save planet Earth?', Queen Mary experts sit down with Prof Tim Bale to discuss how their work with communities around the world can address the climate crisis. In the first video of the series, SEMS' Dr Paul Balcombe talks … [more]

SEMS students at Teledyne e2v

Undergraduate Engineers Visit Teledyne e2v

9 November 2023

Fifteen SEMS students were hosted at Teledyne e2v in Chelmsford as part of our Industrial Site Visits Programme for undergraduate engineering students. Teledyne is a leader in semiconductor devices, full spectrum imaging and high-power radio frequency solutions. They are present in virtually all markets and industries from medical … [more]

The SEMS Research Showcase at the Industrial Liaison Forum

SEMS Industrial Liaison Forum, November 2023

8 November 2023

We were pleased to once again hold the bi-annual Industrial Liaison Forum live in-person at Queen Mary University of London on 8th November 2023 in the People's Palace. The event was well attended by staff and students as well as industrialists. The day was broken up into five parts, starting … [more]